posted on Jun, 20 2009 @ 01:33 AM
I agree to some extent, we need to break away from fossil fuels and develope a stronger production process involving truly renewable natural capital.
That however is a tough road to head down, Big Oil is Big Brother. The U.S certainly needs to break the mold and swing into alternative energy,
considering that we use more oil and gasoline than any other nation. Off Shore drilling is BS, it will destroy the environment, and despite what many
may think, oil is not a bottomless resource. The situation goes far beyong Peak Oil though. It does not take a genius to see that Thomas Malthus was
right with his Dismal Science theory. There are over 6 billion people on this planet, with an estimated 9 billion by 2050. 1/3 of the world population
does not have enough food or fresh water, droughts are common place and desertfication is on the rise. Global warming is actually a bad term, the
correct term is Climate Change, and yes, it is a natural event that moves in cycles but with all of the CO2 we put into the atmosphere, we help speed
things up... The more CO2 we put out, the less solar radiation is pushed back into space ( this is why the ice shelves are melting... they work like a
giant reflector... the more CO2 in the atmosphere, the less SR escapes and the warmer the planet and oceans get, this contributes to faster melting of
ice sheets and throws the Gulf Stream out of balance which leads to more severe weather, droughts, desertfication, eutrophication, and so on) There
will be wars over water, food, etc... we use 1 1/2 planets worth of resources with apopulation of 6 billion..... think about 9 billion and the fact
that 70% of the world is water but only 3 percent of that is fresh water for which 1.5% is in glaciers and ice shelves ( which are melting at an
alaming rate) 1% is in fresh water lakes around the world and .5% is within the earth... San Diego has the right idea with the conversion systems that
turn ocean water into fresh water ( if it doesn't become a Big Oil like situation in time). 1 billion people on this planet are starving, and as huge
chunks of the ice shelves melt away each year, coastal regions are going to experience sea level rising and hella people are going to be displaced.
There are a ton of ways you can contribute to reducing your use of natural resources and using renewable energy, and a lot of it is cheaper than you
think. Before anyone ties me to the whipping post, I hold a degree in Green and Sustainable Enterprise Management, and own 3coSystems Green and
Sustainable Advisory located in Baltimore (Google it). We do charge a fee for our services (amazingly low for what we could charge) but we lowered our
cost so that the ethics we implement are not overcome by greed, our service is affordable for everyone, and we have to make a living, but not live
outside our means.... Ethics is the key to any environmental/humanitarian cause. The whole thing comes down to world leaders and apathy. Remeber when
Chevy made the Volt, and W and the boys told them A) They could only be leased out and B) They could only make a small amount of the cars ????? That
my friend is Big Oil... As long as government pockets are green, they don;t care if the Earth is black...Do your part while you can.